The University of Kansas last week announced plans for a $60 million building for its School of Business. The University of Missouri-Kansas City already has its new b-school building in the works. K-State expects to put up a $50 million building in the near future.
Call it a “business school building arms race” — that’s how Robert Mittelstaedt, the dean of Arizona State University’s Top 25 business school, puts it.
A list compiled by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business shows that more than 100 business schools across the country have either completed a new building this year, renovated or expanded an old one, or are raising money for a new one. Among other regional entries: new buildings for Washington University in St. Louis, to open in 2013, Oklahoma State University (2015) and the University of Nebraska (2016). The University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business opened in 2002.